Nashik: the wine capital of India


A visit to Nashik, the wine capital of the country, is incomplete without visiting the vineyards. Located at an altitude of 600 meters above sea level in the Western Ghats, the soil of Nashik is of volcanic origin. This ensures high levels of acid in the grape with the cool nights of Nashik, while the warm days ensure optimum maturity of the grape, resulting in the right growing conditions and terrain for premium wine grapes.

While there are about 50 wineries in the state, the most popular ones include Sula Vineyards, York Winery, Vallon, Soma Vineyards, and Grover Zampa. You can choose to tour any of these company-owned vineyards, as well as taste some of their best wine selections and receive a discount on purchases. An expert in the wine tasting section will show you the right way to hold a wine glass, see the color, smell it, and finally taste it! Some vineyards, such as Soma, allow you to stump grapes in vats to experience the method of maceration used in traditional winemaking.

Apart from this while savoring this adventure with wine, vineyards, and much more you will be looking for accommodation to enhance your experience, which will suit your needs and tastes. A few of the hotels that can be considered as listed below.

The Gateway hotel

Located in Ambad, Gateway Hotel offers non-smoking rooms with a flat-screen TV. This 5-star hotel has 3 dining options, an outdoor swimming pool, and fitness facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The Gateway Hotel Ambad features air-conditioned rooms with garden views and modern décor. All equipped with a minibar and private bathroom with shower facilities

V Resorts, Soma Vineyards

The experience of living and visiting a vineyard, glass of wine in hand is truly a wine connoisseur’s delight! This resort offers this and much more. Wine-sampling, grape-stomping, and an evening where you lower your feet in a pool and enjoy some good food! The grape stomping session costs Rs 1,600 per bucket for 4 people, and the time allowed is about 20 minutes.

Ibis Nashik Hotels – An Accorhotel brand conveniently located in Nashik.

6 km from Ram Kund and 8 km from Godavari Falls, Pandavleni Caves, and vineyards of Sula, York, and Soma. It is 16 km from Nashik Railway Station and 3.5 hours drive from Mumbai International Airport. Guests can enjoy the on-site multi-cuisine restaurant Spice IT which serves Indian, Oriental, European cuisine, and authentic regional cuisine. Spice has the longest breakfast from 4 am to 12 noon.

So pack your bags for a trip to remember! Rejoice in the rolling hills and vineyards, let your spirit take flight while enjoying the fresh grape-scented air and of course the wine! Have fun with your friends and people during a wine stomping experience

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